Jan. 19, 2023

331 | One Small Step Towards a Fusion Energy Breakthrough with Charles Seife

331 | One Small Step Towards a Fusion Energy Breakthrough with Charles Seife

Charles Seife, author of Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking, joins The Realignment to discuss last month's announcement by the Department of Energy of a successful controlled nuclear fusion reaction. Charles and Marshall separate the promise of "near limitless, clean energy" from the hype, explore why for six decades, fusion energy has always been "20 years away," the steep hurdles to a commercial reactor, and the role of moonshot scientific projects play in meeting the world's energy needs.


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Charlie's Atlantic Article: Is This the ‘Kitty Hawk Moment’ for Fusion Energy?

Charles Seife, author of Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking, joins The Realignment to discuss last month's announcement by the Department of Energy of a successful controlled nuclear fusion reaction. Charles and Marshall separate the promise of "near limitless, clean energy" from the hype, explore why for six decades, fusion energy has always been "20 years away," the steep hurdles to a commercial reactor, and the role of moonshot scientific projects play in meeting the world's energy needs.